America’s best hot dogs

Who doesn’t love a good dog. I thought this was a really fun article.

How do you like your dogs? What do you put on them and how do you like them best?

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9 Responses to America’s best hot dogs

  1. Jason says:

    I’m a big fan of the “dixie dog” as it is described in the article. Maybe it’s just me but I think this is one of the best ways to eat a hot dog. Probably because i’m from the south.

  2. SKL says:

    I’m a pretty simple hot dog eater. Boiled or grilled, it doesn’t matter. Then just a bun and a little ketchup. A little mustard and even a little relish are OK. But that’s it. Frankly, none of the dogs pictured in that article would be the least bit tempting to me.

  3. Nikki says:

    I will not eat boiled hot dogs, if I can’t grill them I will fry them. Sometimes I like nothing on it, hot dog and bun. Sometimes, more often than not, I like mustard and relish. I do love a good chili cheese dog too! Never ever ketchup though, on anything!

  4. Joy Rehnee says:

    Hi Other Joy,

    It may just be that I’m a tad hungry, but all of those hot dogs look good to me! I have always enjoyed Chili dogs. I was a quirky child; eating my bun with yellow mustard and chili separately from the wiener. And the only kind I knew was boiled. These days, I like them broiled or barbecued. Very recently, (because I just turned 50 and life is short), I decided that I deserved to splurge on a more elite brand of processed tube meat and went kosher. You know, the kind that proudly brags about not using any cuts from the hind quarters. I have been veering more toward vegetarianism anyhow, for medical and ethical reasons. Then I realized that when people said “You don’t want to know what’s in a hot dog”, they were right!

    Well, those Hebrew fellows helped lure me back into the fold. I fell in love with hot dogs again. Emboldened by my new adventurous taste buds, and decreased obsession over my food budget, I started trying all of those fancy types of mustard also. I favor the robust ones over the sweet. My current favorite is a half-breed of hot mustard and horseradish. Finally, I top it with sauerkraut and onions.

    After researching the top brand of dogs because of this article (thank you Joy), I found out how very small my hot dog world really is. I want to try all of the ones pictured in the article, but may have to settle for my own version. But since I have three young men to keep full, I will continue to purchase the old favorites too.

    Love these food posts 🙂 JoyJoy

  5. Joy says:

    I thought this was a really fun post. We really all do eat our dogs differently. I can’t stand dogs made on the grill. I pretty much only eat them boiled. I do occasionally like to make them “steamed.” I will boil them, bun them and wrap each one individually and put a cup of water in the oven and put them in there on a very low heat. 250 or so for 10-15 minutes. They taste kind of like your outdoor ball park hot dogs. I like ketchup, kraut, chili on them sometimes but I still love em just with ketchup every now and then. I would like to try a dog one day with cole slaw on it. That really looks good to me. The thing is, I wouldn’t want one to get too big though. If I can’t bite into it like a dog, it’s not a dog to me.

  6. Laura says:

    I like the Hebrew Nationals, too, I just wish they weren’t so bloomin’ skinny!!!

    But my all-time faves are Ball Park “plump when you cook ’em!” Throw them on the grill, top with some ketchup and onions, or ketchup, mustard and relish, and I’m a happy girl.

  7. I want so bad to try a deep fried dog! I’ve seen them on the Travel Channel and every time I see it I have a Pavlovian response.

    I know hot dog purists say putting ketchup on a dog is sacrilege, but I’m with you Joy and Nikki–ketchup is part of the package as far as I’m concerned. Unless we’re talking about chili dogs . . . mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

    • Laura says:

      Yeah, everybody in Chicago is big on the “ketchup is bad”… but then they go and put tomatoes on their dogs. What is ketchup, I ask you, but mashed up tomatoes with a little vinegar and sugar thrown in??? I think it’s just a gimmick

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